• 1) Let your child know homework is important and valuable.

    2) Set a regular time each day for homework, allowing some time to unwind after school before getting started.

    3) Be sure your child has all essentials, such as papers, books, school notebooks, and pencils.

    4) Help your child get organized by providing folders for papers and a calendar and/or assignment book.

    5) Have a quiet, clean, well-lit place to study, with a comfortable chair. Keep all schoolwork there.

    6) Discourage distractions, including TV, during study time. Allow study breaks.

    7) Be available to answer questions to help quiz your child but keep homework his or her responsibility to complete.

    8) Spot check homework when it's completed, but don't correct assignments unless the teacher has asked you to.

    9) Read any comments the teacher has made on returned assignments.

    10) If a homework problem arises, contact the teacher for clarification.